Crispy Pork Binagoongan (Crispy Pork with Shrimp Paste) and Poqui Poqui (Ilocano Vegetable Omelette) by Bagoong Club Davao

Bagoong Club Davao

By: Gem Tadefa

Bagoong Club is finally in Davao! They have converted an old family house into a cozy chow place showcasing Bagoong and Filipino Cuisine.

Bagoong Club serves mouth-watering Filipino dishes. Most menu items are flavored with “bagoong” or shrimp paste. Obviously. Some dishes are traditional Filipino dishes. A few ones are unique regional dishes. But majority of the menu items are familiar Filipino dishes prepared and served with a unique twist. From appetizers to desserts, there is something interesting to try.

Every meal starts with a complimentary serving of singkamas (jicama) sticks and a sampling of their two bagoong varieties: spicy and sweet.

Bagoong Club Appetizers: Mangga't Bagoong (Green Mangoes with Shrimp Paste))and Chicharon Bulaklak  (Deep Fried Pork Intestines)

Bagoong Club Appetizers: Mangga’t Bagoong and Chicharon Bulaklak

Bagoong Club Appetizers

The complimentary singkamas and bagoong is not enough for any bagoong lover. It’s just the beginning. Order their Mangga’t Bagoong with your choice of their trademark bagoongs: Regular, Sweet, or Spicy. One serving costs only P120. And it is sure to satisfy your bagoong craving. Other appetizers to try are the Chicharon Bulaklak (Deep Fried Pork Intestines) and the Calamares.

Manggat Bagoong (Green Mangoes with Shrimp Paste) by Bagoong Club Davao

Manggat Bagoong by Bagoong Club

Chicharon Bulaklak (Deep Fried Pork Intestines) by Bagoong Club

Chicharon Bulaklak by Bagoong Club

You can opt to start your meal with the Crispy Salad or a Steamed Vegetable Platter if you want something more healthy and wholesome.

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#ConnectedDavao Smart Digifest 2017

By: Ria Jose

Connected Davao Smart Digifest 2017

#ConnectedDavao Smart Digifest 2017

Celebrate the fastest LTE in the Philippines at the #ConnectedDavao Smart Digifest happening all weekends of March 2017 around Davao City.

Yes, the fastest LTE in the country is in Davao City. And Smart Communications is inviting all Davaoenos to celebrate this awesome speed via a month-long celebration showcasing various ways in which Dabawenyos can enjoy the fastest LTE in the country.

The Digifest celebration kicked off with the Smart Digifest Social Media Weekend at Gaisano Mall of Davao last March 4 – 5, 2017. The event featured a trick eye wall, a graffiti photo wall, and awesome deals and discounts exclusively available during the event.

Check out my walkthrough of the event broadcast and recorded via Facebook Live, using the fastest LTE in the country, Smart LTE:


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S&R Members’ Treat Sale 2016

By: Ria Jose

S&R Members' Treat Sale 2016

S&R Members’ Treat Sale 2016

It’s making a comeback! Get ready for the S&R Members’ Treat Sale 2016. This much anticipated sale event is happening from September 29 to October 2 at all S&R Membership Shopping stores around the country.

Get awesome deals and big discounts on almost everything at S&R. From groceries, imported food items and chocolates, toiletries, furniture and home fixtures, to gadgets and automotive parts, everything you need is at S&R Membership Shopping. And these will be available with amazing discounts during the S&R Members’ Treat Sale 2016.
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The Off Price Show Davao 2016

The Off Price Show Davao 2016

By: Ria Jose

The Off Price Show (TOPS) is back in Davao. And it is even more exciting. All our favorite discounted brands and more are back. The Off Price Show Davao 2016 is happening this weekend, September 2 – 4, 2016 at the Davao City Convention and Trade Center.

The Off Price Show is the biggest Roving Sale Event in the Philippines. TOPS brings discounted items from various brand all together in one roof.

The Off Price Show Davao Brands

Clothes, footwear, cosmetics and fragrances, and other items will be available for all TOPS Davao 2016 shoppers. All of these will be available with a discount of up to 80% off.

Melissa Shoes at TOPS Davao 2013

Melissa Shoes at TOPS Davao 2013

For the ladies, Melissa and Mel are back with great deals on your favorite comfy and stylish jelly shoes.

Adidas, Puma, and other sportswear brands will also be at the TOPS Davao 2016 event.

Another brand to watch out for is Pacsafe. Pacsafe is one of the leading smart travel gear brands in the world with each other product designed with the global traveler in mind.
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Havaianas UAAP Pop Up at Abreeza Ayala Mall

Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

By: Ria Jose

UAAP Season 79 is here and you can bring your school spirit everywhere you go. Havaianas has a UAAP Limited Edition Collection specially designed for each UAAP school. And this is available at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop at Abreeza Ayala Mall from September 1 – 5, 2016.

Look at the awesome UAAP 79 flip-flops.

ADMU UAAP Havaianas at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

ADMU UAAP Havaianas

ADU UAAP Havaianas at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

ADU UAAP Havaianas

DLSU UAAP Havaianas at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

DLSU UAAP Havaianas

FEU UAAP Havaianas at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

FEU UAAP Havaianas

NU UAAP Havaianas at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

NU UAAP Havaianas

UE UAAP Havaianas at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

UE UAAP Havaianas

UP UAAP Havaianas at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

UP UAAP Havaianas

UST UAAP Havaianas at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

UST UAAP Havaianas

Each pair will retail for only PhP1,195.

Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

These limied edition UAAP flip flops will be launched at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop and Photo Exhibit at the 2nd floor of Abreeza Ayala Mall. The flip flops will also be available at the pop up shop along with other complimentary Havaianas + UAAP 2016 merchandise.
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Stellar 2016 Designers

Stellar Mindanao Fashion Design Competition

By: Ria Jose

Stellar: I Am Mindanao Fashion Design Competition

Stellar: I Am Mindanao Fashion Design Competition

Today, the first ever Stellar Mindanao Fashion Design Competition will be staged at Abreeza Ayala Mall with the theme “I am Mindanao.” Stellar is the brainchild of the newly formed Davao Fashion and Design Council (DFDC), headed by its President Aztec Barba.

Stellar Mindanao Designers

The competition focuses the spotlight on Mindanao’s Young Designers.

Stellar Mindanao's Young Fashion Designers

Stellar’s Young Fashion Designers

Joining this year’s competition are Aries Bienvenida, Lala Chua, Neil Jimlani, Wilson Limon, and Mandy Velasco of Davao City. Also competing from the Davao Region are designers Mark Joseph Sayad of the Island Garden City of Samal, Marlon Suan of Tagum City, and Chard Pulatche and Mimi Tandigan of Davao Oriental. Completing the list is Frankie Galagnara of Cagayan de Oro City.

These talented young designers will compete to be crowned as the first Stellar Mindanao Young Designer.
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